11 killed, 122 injured as two strong earthquakes hit China

Jun 18 2019 11:11 AM
11 killed, 122 injured as two strong earthquakes hit China

BEIJING: At 11 people were killed and 122 others injured in two aftershocks in China's Sichuan Province. According to the China Earthquake Center, the first 6-magnitude earthquake struck at 10.55 p.m. Monday in Changing County of Yibin City, according to the China Earthquake Center. The second jolt with a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday morning.

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According to information, a rescuer said two people are still trapped in Changning County, with one in critical condition. Four people have been sent to hospital in Shaungi city. Chen Hongjia, who lives on the 16th floor in Chenging County, said that when the earthquake struck, I was resting in my house. My family went to the restroom first to escape and then everyone came out.

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At the same time, the warning system in the provincial capital Chengdu alerted people one minute before the earthquake struck. A strong earthquake was felt only after that. Soon after, the Ministry of Emergency Management started the relief work. Rescuers were sent to the affected areas. According to state media, the National Food Ministry has sent 5,000 tents, 10,000 folding beds and 20,000 quilts to the quake-hit areas.


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